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Old 05-19-2012, 01:37 PM
 
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The Revolution by Ron Paul. Also have End The Fed by Ron Paul to read.
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Old 05-20-2012, 02:19 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I just finished Unorthodox by Deborah Feldman.
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Old 05-20-2012, 12:35 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Has anyone read any books by the author Sena Jeter-Naslund ? if so how did you like her books ? honest opinions only please . I hope someone on here has read her thanks .
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Old 05-20-2012, 03:47 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Just started The Hunger Games. I usually don't go for the trendy books but my husband picked it up and loved it, so I'm giving it a chance. I'm not saying it's incredibly well-written, but it is incredibly compelling. I have to admit, it's a page turner. Who else has read it? Any thoughts?
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Old 05-20-2012, 04:33 PM
 
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I just finished England England by Julian Barnes and really enjoyed it. It was a pretty good read, and very entertaining while at the same time being a bit thought provoking, but mostly a FUN read.
I don't remember who suggested it but I definitely saw it here on the forum and would never have stumbled upon it without the forum.
I have started The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian - also suggested here and that is delightful.
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Collector's Edition: Sherman Alexie: 9780316068208: Amazon.com: Books
I really appreciate these suggestions so much.
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Old 05-20-2012, 04:44 PM
 
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You know what I've learned from the reading reviews (separate from reader reviews on Amazon, I mean)? You have to pay attention to WHO is writing the review.

If the review is by another author, I totally disregard it. They're likely friends, or at least acquaintances.

If the review is by a magazine that I consider nonsense (Vogue, Entertainment Weekly, People), I disregard it. If the review is by a magazine like the New Yorker, I might give the book a little more power for me. Maybe.

I look for reviews by book review "companies" -- New York Times Book Review and/or New York Times, Kirkus, Booklist, etc... And, to be honest, if the New York Times isn't featured as one of the book's reviews either on the book jacket or an Amazon, I'm much less likely to read it. I've learned that I'm of a New York Times mind...
On a different slant, I never, EVER heed anyone's opinion or review on books or movies. I am simply too eclectic and shun public opinion, nor are my opinions likely to follow anyone else's opinions. Nowadays, they offer a sample for the ebooks.

I also tend to like authors and am not afraid to pick up author's who are completely unknown to me.
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Old 05-20-2012, 05:30 PM
 
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Finished The Host by Meyers today. Not a bad story, but falls emotionally flat.

About to start Lucky Man by Michael J. Fox in a bit.
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Old 05-20-2012, 05:32 PM
 
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The Hellfighters of Harlem-Bill Harris.
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Old 05-20-2012, 10:12 PM
 
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Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
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Old 05-20-2012, 11:19 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Has anyone read any books by the author Sena Jeter-Naslund ? if so how did you like her books ? honest opinions only please . I hope someone on here has read her thanks .
I've read Ahab's Wife which I liked very much. I also have Four Spirits, but haven't read that one yet. My husband did and liked it too but not as well as Ahab's Wife. Ahab's Wife was big literary news at the time it came out. Everyone was praising it. I think if you like books like Shantaram, you will like Ahab's Wife. It isn't a thin book.
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